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20 April 2017

Oil and Gas Exploration in East Africa: A Brief History ©GeoExpro

Recent major discoveries in East Africa mean that the region is considered one of the emerging hydrocarbon provinces of the 21st - but it is worth remembering that this success comes after six decades of unsuccessful exploration. This article analyses East Africa's exploration history in maps and old photos and discusses the lessons which can be learnt.